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Tintes participates in training to help build Democracy

League of Women Voters board member, Mary C. Tintes, was selected to attend a special leadership development training sponsored by the League’s national office in Washington, D.C.

Tintes is a long-time member of the national organization and is currently a board member of the local chapter, the League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley (LWVRRV) of North Dakota and Minnesota. She lives in West Fargo.

The LWVUS is a grassroots organization that has fought to improve government and engage citizens since 1920. The League formed the new leadership program, which sponsors these trainings, to enrich the democracy-building efforts of local leaders throughout the country. The program will be implemented by the local leagues in all 50 states with the support of a team of volunteer coaches.

The two-day training was held in Sioux Falls in October. Participants attended “best practices” workshops that included techniques for growing the skills of emerging community leaders, for increasing visibility of the League, and for empowering citizens to exercise their voices in the political process. Workshops were led by national trainers from Washington, D.C. and Topeka, Kan.

In reference to the program, LWVRRV President, Dr. Barbara Headrick stated, “In this time of growing polarization, the League of Women Voters is needed more than ever. A strong League in every community is the best way to ensure that we have an American citizenry that is informed on the issues, ready and able to cast a ballot, and prepared to ensure that every vote is counted.”

Tintes added, “I’m honored to be part of a volunteer organization that people trust and that provides me with great opportunities to make an impact on our communities and on our government. This training has gotten me even more excited about the League’s work and my ability to make a difference.”

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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to men and women of all ages. With more than 90 years of experience and almost 800 local and state affiliations, the League is one of America’s most trusted grassroots organizations.